The Indianapolis Star is reporting that Michael Brown, a suspect in last month's murders of Eric Hendricks and Milton Lindgren has been arrested in California. Hendricks, 73, and Lindgren, 70, were found beaten to death in their home in late October.
The two men had been targeted earlier for their sexuality. Their phone and cable lines were cut and "FAG" was spray painted on the house. Thankfully, the likelihood that the homicides were a hate crime is diminishing quickly.
Brown was originally mentioned by police as a friend of the victims who had found the bodies. In a printed police report, officers said Brown told them he had not heard from Hendricks and Lindgren for a week or two, and he went to their residence. There, according to the statement, Brown told officers he found a rear window was partly open.
The report said Brown and another man told police they entered the house through that window and found the victims' bodies inside.
A memorial service is planned at the Indianapolis Art Center on Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 p.m.